The dropout rate for students at Scottish universities is the lowest it has been for 19 years (writes BBC Education).
For the first time in a generation, the retention rate for students is better than the UK average. Just 6.2% gave up their studies before their second year in Scotland compared with the UK average of 6.4%.
Scottish institutions have been trying to improve the further education experience for students to make sure they get the most out of their time. Across the UK, the 6.4% figure signifies a rise for the third year in a row.
The new figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency cover the academic year of 2015-2016.